Lord of the bygone centuries, Thou once didst send a star That led the feet of wand'ring men To Bethlehem afar; Lord of these wild and whirling years, We need a star today To guide us through the troubled world, To point the only way. Lord of our lives and destinies, Oh, now fulfil Thy plan, Bring in the golden years of peace, The brotherhood of man! By all the blood that men have shed, By all the hearts that bow, Oh, God of the Star of Bethlehem, Be with the nations now.
- by Frederick E. Weatherly (1848 - 1929) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
This text was added to the website: 2005-01-12
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